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Thunderbolt Mountain Lookout - Boise National Forest in Idaho

Fire Lookouts {format} 11:40 Jeff Rice

A few Forest Service employees still spend their days and nights on top of 8000-foot Rocky Mountain peaks, with a radio, binoculars, and wood stove, looking for lightning strikes and reporting fires. [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 1 2001 on NPR Living on Earth Subjects: Environment